Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary (formerly Blessed John XXIII National Seminary) is a Roman Catholic seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. It offers a graduate-level program designed for priesthood candidates aged 30 and above, often called "second-career vocations" or "delayed vocations".[1]

Founded by Boston Archbishop Richard Cardinal Cushing in 1964, the seminary was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1972 and became accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in 1983. It awards graduates the M. Div. degree.


  1. Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac 2005 Edition, ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2004. p. 542. ISBN 1-59276-069-4

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